Archive for October 2011

Benjamin Zander

October 27, 2011

Make a mistake, try saying “how fascinating” … Should be new name for close out panel of failure! You cannot play great music until your heart has been broken. My thought response to “I doubt it” is “I expect it”. Chamber Orchestra players happiest – orchestra players the least. My job is to awaken possibility in other people. Who am I being that my players eyes are not shining. Book = the Art of Possibility. Who will enroll whom. Has to be practiced. The downward spiral conversation vs stand in the middle of possibility. This is where vision lives. A vision has to be for everybody. Leader can never doubt for one moment the capacity of the people to do it. We can only see what we have categories for. Education is about creating new categories. Write a letter to yourself about why you got an A…. Dated in the vision of your future. Life – its all invented, so make it positive. Move the goal to the point that makes the eyes shine. Possibility is always only one sentence away!

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Ron White

October 27, 2011

Memory expert. Your memory is a 1000 times better than you think it is. Focus file picture glue review. As you walk towards someone ask yourself what is their name? Later, when you see someone ask yourself what was the unique feature of their face. Pick 6 rooms in your house and 5 pieces of furniture in each room.

Dr Brene Brown

October 27, 2011

“We can do hard things.” …an antidote for the quick and easy world. Navigating a culture of never enough. People living whole hearted lives… Answer is HOPE. But what hope really is, is… It’s not an emotion at all… But is a cognitive thinking approach… That is totally teachable. Hope = goals / pathways / agency (I believe I can do this). Hope is a function of struggle. People with highest levels of hope have most experiences of failure, and have perseverance and tenacity. I believe in my ability to get there even if I have to Plan B it. Requires experiences of failure. The moment of final success – thumbs up – is a gift. Hope is function of struggle, and product of not tying to sense of who we are as people. “dreams don’t work unless we do.”

Sal Khan

October 27, 2011

3rd time and looking forward to it again. Funnier each time. An incredibly profound GameChanger.

Marc Freedman

October 27, 2011

Midlife…. Time to read this book now. We’re becoming oxymorons. Like an Indian summer. Tom Pearls website to tell you how long you are likely to live. “I am what survives of me.”. The source of the new creative class. Experimental geniuses bloom late. Www.bonnieclac.com. Great midlife migration. Book = The Big Shift. Create new rights of passage… What about “individual purpose accounts.”

Dave Nelson

October 27, 2011

Social media for business. We’re all touching an increasingly small piece of the elephant. Emergent intelligence. Perfect model for tapping Shell intelligence network. Really need to step up Yammer. Also worth thinking about Ning. Good for project collaboration, too. My Starbucks Idea web address. How the hole plug got its start. Www.wesocialize.biz. What could you do to create value for my target audience.

Chef Jeff Henderson

October 27, 2011

Chef Jeff Project. Prison chef gone good and big. The power of potential. The reason we were successful was that we discovered our gift. People were miseducated. The people around us shape our thinking.